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An honest plug and play video player that loops and syncs video to the frame, perfect multichannel installs with the flick of a switch.
An honest plug and play video player that loops and syncs easily and without wires.Creating perfect multichannel installs with the flick of a switch. Made by artists 4 artists.
An honest plug and play video player that loops and syncs easily and without wires.Creating perfect multichannel installs with the flick of a switch. Made by artists 4 artists.
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Straightforward technology for you and me
Straightforward technology for you and me

An easy, plug and play, USB media player, that works on all screens, and syncs without problems or cables.

the DullTech media player
the DullTech media player

As artists we often had a hard time installing video presentations for exhibitions. How could we easily loop a video? And sync a video over multiple screens? Simple things that were time consuming while you would think it could have been solved easily...

Fact of the matter was, that if you wanted to play multiple videos in an exhibition or at a fair, it was always a problem! Remote controls that needed to be pressed at the same time, computers that needed to be programmed, professional companies hired to install. Or you always had to go yourself. What if there was to be a box that would just fix that. It would not be exiting, it would not offer anything new, it wouldn't cost days to figure out, it would just make technology work. That's it!

So we found a great engineer in China who helped us make our dream media player! A simple box that would take the first video on a USB key, and loop it. And when you would have two boxes they could sync at the flick of a switch! They even wanted to help us create a small production run! OMG. And it was possible to put on a custom screensaver! Just like the old DVD player screen savers. So we could put our own artwork on there, making it an art piece when it's not used to play your video! A machine that actually works, and is an artwork at the same time! Your getting a limited edition art piece for free!

So we came up with the name for our company. DullTech. Technology that does not need to be exiting. It's boring, you know why? Because it just works.

We had sample models made, and have tested it extensively in the past year. They worked perfectly, surprising technicians at every install. We have learned a lot and made some adjustments, like the support for mac formatted USB keys, and now we're ready! Yep, things just got really real! And right now, we are finally ready to make the first production run! With your help!

The player is ready!
The player is ready!

You can help us make the first production run, by pre-ordering the DullTech media player, a custom signed player, or any of our brand new DullTech merchandise, together we can pull this off!

Custom technology to actually help make things easier, no more bizarre capitalist big brands with way too many functions to understand. Just send DullTech video players to the place you want to show your work, and anyone can install it! Its that easy. No difficult kits to program, computers to borrow, or players to rent. If you ever had a problem installing video presentations, be it single or multi channel. Help this art project on its feet, and let technology work for us again. Knowing you are supporting a grass roots tech company, that puts values over profit.

It comes with a USB key for your work, sync's at the flick of switch, will play to HDMI, VGA, and composite video. All standard video files are supported, and guess what? 

We made it simple. We made it Dull, 

We made it, DullTech!

Risks and challenges

The last three years has been a rollercoaster in which we got to surround ourselves with great and talented people, from technicians, engineers, to investors, hardware start up specialist, artists, museums, journalists and collectors. Friends in the startup field are coaching us through every step, everybody just really likes the honesty of the idea. With plenty of combined experience we have a strong motivation to make exhibition installs much much easier. And we won't stop until technology is Dull! : )Having been in China with our engineer several times, we will go back to do the final checks on the first production run. Together with our new friends in the field we are setting up a distribution network in case the DullTech player gets to be a product beyond this Kickstarter. Vetted quality checkers, warehouses, shipping experts, you name it. We prepared for this day for years. We're ready.

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    Pledge €30 or more About $34

    The Security Pledge.
    By helping us reach our target, you will stay safe.
    It's as simple as that! The DullTech security vest will reflect light, and make you look like an onsite engineer. On a bike, at home, walking the cat, everywhere you can support and sport DullTech!

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    Pledge €35 or more About $39

    The Brand Pledge.
    You'd like to support DullTech, the cult tech company, or just like the look of the T-Shirts.
    In any case. You are helping this dream come true. The shirt, printed by our friends at "Universe on a T-Shirt" in Amsterdam, is printed on strong and durable fairtrade T-shirts. With the extreme design everyone will now you want technology to be be less exiting. Thanks for making DullTech happen!

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    Pledge €50 or more About $56

    The Data Pledge.
    The DullTech USB lanyard (keycord) comes with our video and a special thank you message on the 4gb drive. Which plays best in our DullTech media player of course! Thank you for sporting our corporate branding at a tech events, showing everyone technology is supposed to work for us, not blind us with techy excitement and gadget sauce.

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    Pledge €80 or more About $89

    The Dull Pledge.
    We're thanking all the international travelers out there with this pledge. A neckpillow hoody, just for DullTech lovers and dreamers!

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    Pledge €175 or more About $196

    The Player Pledge.
    You are actually making this happen. This pledge will get you the long awaited DullTech media player from the video. This first run will be a collectors edition with unique screensaver, and perfect for your next video install! Autostart, perfect looping, wireless syncing.

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    Pledge €350 or more About $391

    The Premium Pledge.
    Thank you so much for helping DullTech!
    For your pledge you will get a collectors edition signed player, with the USB Lanyard (keycord).

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    Pledge €500 or more About $559

    The All Out Pledge.
    DullTech will always be grateful! For your help you will receive one collectors edition DullTech player (as in the Premium Pledge) and a standard media player. You can start syncing your heart out!!

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    Pledge €650 or more About $727

    The Sync Pledge.
    You really want to start syncing video everywhere. DullTech can make this happen due to you! You will receive 1 Premium Pledge signed player, and 2 standard DullTech media players.

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    Pledge €1,200 or more About $1,342

    The Silver Pledge.
    Thanks to you DullTech will happen.
    You will get a signed, silver plated, engraved DullTech media player. Right in time for Christmas : ) With a custom recorded video on the USB lanyard (keycord), we will be extremely grateful. We'll even put your name on the website as a DullTech soldier!

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    Pledge €6,000 or more About $6,709

    The Gold Pledge.

    One of the rare gold plated, working DullTech mediaplayers will be yours. Never to be made again, collectors item. Usable as a mediaplayer, with a unique video message embedded into it.
    Next to this, you will get seat on the table at our next board meeting! Travel is not included, and we can discuss your further participation in DullTech, with a pick of our finest merchandise of course! New products, general production, pr, custom players, partnerships, you name it. DullPrint, DullSound, it's written in the stars. Your pledge will be deducted from any future agreements of course! And you will be mentioned as a DullTech co-founder in the history books! Who knows, all DullBoard meetings can be attended by you!

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